Carrageenan is one natural plant-based & 100% vegan food hydrocolloid that is widely used in food. Choose us, choose your premium carrageenan factory in China.
Carrageenan has many physicochemical properties such as hydrocolloid formation, gelation, thickening, emulsification, film formation, stabilization and dispersion, so it can be used as gelling agent, emulsifier, thickening agent or suspending agent to stabilize emulsions, control dehydration and shrinkage, stabilize structure and form gels.
In addition, the safety and non-toxic properties of carrageenan have been confirmed by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, which has led to the rapid development of the carrageenan industry.
Carrageenan is widely used in food industry, daily chemical industry, biochemical and medical research. In the last decade or so, the demand for carrageenan in domestic and international markets has increased significantly due to the maturity of application technology and the increasing number of applications and carrageenan factory, and carrageenan has become one of the most widely used colloids in food.
Carrageenan Process Flow
In China, the main raw material for carrageenan production is Eucheuma cottonii, and the general process used in most carrageenan factories is as follows:
- Raw material → alkali treatment → washing to neutral → gum extraction → filtration → cooling → cutting → freezing and dehydration → thawing → drying → finished product
Carrageenan Gel Properties
Effect of cations
Strong gel formation with potassium ions
Strong gel with calcium ions
Strong and brittle, syneresis
Elastic and cohesive, does not syneresis
Synergistic effect with locust bean gum
Stability of freezing/thawing
Carrageenan In Food
The annual value of global carrageenan is about USD 800 million (2020), and the application of carrageenan in the food industry is the most important and largest, mainly because it is cheaper than agar and other food additives and can replace them, and Kappa carrageenan has strong coagulation, iota carrageenan is elastic, and lambda carrageenan is not gelatinous but very viscous.
As a food additive, carrageenan can give food good water retention, effective thickening, and stability, and can also enhance the flavor and appearance of food.
Carrageenan has been used as a natural food additive for many years. It is a harmless and indigestible plant fiber and has a wide range of uses. The commercial production of carrageenan abroad started in the 1920s.
In China, commercial carrageenan has been produced since 1985, of which 80% is used in food and food-related industries.
Carrageenan is mainly used as a gelling, thickening, stabilizing and water-holding agent in the food industry.
- It is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in pudding, yogurt, cream, ice cream and cheese;
- It is used as water-holding agent in the production of red sausage and ham;
- It is used as a suspending agent in dairy beverages and as a gelling agent in jelly.
Carrageenan Executive Standard
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Yes, our carrageenan products are all Halal certified.
Yes, we have Kosher certificate.
Yes, 100% vegan, it doesn't contain any animal-source materials.
Yes, The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the additive for use.
Please feel free to contact us for more information and recipe about carrageenan.
The regular packaging of our carrageenan is 25kg/bag or carton, but we could also provide customized packaging as per request.
Normally it will take only 1 week after receiving the prepayment or L/C.
By express: 100g
By air: 100kg
By sea: 200kg
Two years if kept in good condition.
T/T and L/C at sight
ISO 9001, ISO22000, HALAL, KOSHER, BRC, FSSC